As forecasted, the heat certainly did arrive in my town. (Cheering!) I have been implementing some of the strategies from the 9 Ways to Cool Down Without Air Conditioning post, but I wanted something else that I could keep on hand and would provide an instant effect. Using just a couple types of tea, here is the recipe for my homemade Peppermint and Green Tea Cooling Spray.
Peppermint and Green Tea Cooling Spray
1 tsp loose leaf or 1 tea bag green tea
1 tsp loose leaf or 1 tea bag peppermint tea
1 cup boiling water
Pour boiling water over the tea leaves (either in a tea bag or a diffuser).
Steep for 5 minutes.
Remove tea leaves and allow to cool. Place in the fridge to speed up this process.
Pour into a spray bottle and store in the refrigerator.
To use, spray onto face, arms, chest, or anywhere else for a cooling effect.
Similarly to how the Re-Energizing Foot Spray works, the menthol in peppermint creates a cool, tingly sensation on the skin. Green tea is packed with antioxidants which makes it useful in treating sun-damaged skin.
How do you stay cool in the summer heat?